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Code: GOV/20/165/A Children Looked After

Statutory guidance published in February 2018 has indicated that the Virtual Schools and the Virtual School Head should provide educational advice and guidance to promote educational outcomes of previously looked after children. This would include advice and guidance to adopters and other carers of previously looked after children and to Designated Teachers of schools attended by adopted children and other previously looked after children.

The statutory obligation extends to Designated Teachers of all schools who have these children on roll. The Statutory Guidance has an implication for all the school policies within the school with a particular focus on the policy for behaviour.


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1 17 March 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Barnwell School Map

Code: GOV/20/136/A Disciplinary Hearings

This course is beneficial in helping governors understand the procedures of a staff disciplinary hearing. The course is broadly based on the HfL model disciplinary policy but also useful for governors of all settings as the principles are broadly the same.This session will:

  • identify the principles of good disciplinary handling
  • look at the decision making process
  • assist with dealing of challenges that may arise during the process

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1 19 March 2020 19:00 - 21:00 The Bushey Arena Map

Code: GOV/20/1/A Clerks' network

These termly seminars include presentations covering a range of governance topics for both academies and schools.

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1 23 March 2020 09:30 - 12:00 Mercure Hatfield Oak Hotel Map

Code: GOV/20/193/A Induction for governors

This full-day course is for new governors for schools, academies and MAT's. This course is very important for all new governors so that they can be as effective as possible in helping the governing board in its role to secure school improvement. Delegates benefit from the opportunity to network with new governors from other schools and academies.

We recommend that all new governors attend the ‘Induction for governors’ course within the first three months of being appointed. In particular new governors derive maximum benefit if they book onto a course which takes place after they have attended at least one governing board meeting.

The three key roles of the governing board that will be covered during the course are:
1. vision and strategic
2. holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school
3. financial management and best value

Delegates will also receive an insight into how to get to know their school and taking part in effective meetings. The course will use a variety of teaching strategies including group discussion, case studies and tutor input.

Governors that buy into a HfL MAT packagewill be charged £100 for their attendance.

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1 24 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 The View Map

Code: GOV/20/161/A New to Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

This session is designed to provide an introduction for governors to the area of special educational needs and disabilities. During the session there will be a range of practical activities and opportunities to ask questions and share ideas.



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1 26 March 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Holiday Inn, Hemel Map

Code: GOV/20/167/A Dealing with difficult people and courageous conversations

This course is aimed at Chairs, Vice Chairs and other governors who may need to undertake difficult conversations and/or deal with challenging individuals. The course will help in understanding what we mean by ‘difficult’, possible strategies to apply and when/why we need to have ‘courageous’ conversations.

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1 13 May 2020 19:00 - 21:00 West Herts College Map

Code: GOV/20/223/A Becoming an effective chair

This course is relevant for all chairs’, vice chairs’, committee chairs’ and governors who aspire to become chair. This course has been updated to better reflect new DfE and Ofsted requirements. Lunch is provided for this training so please let us know if you have any allergies/special dietary requirements. 


The course uses a variety of learning approaches and emphasises the practical application of knowledge and skills and will encompass:

• leading and managing the work of "Team GB"
• supporting strategic leadership
• ensuring accountability, budget management and financial probity

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1 16 May 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Holiday Inn, Hemel Map

Code: GOV/20/190/A Being an Effective Clerk

This course is aimed at potential and new clerks. 


This course will include the following:

• the role and duties of the Clerk to the Governors
• the role and work of the governing body
• producing minutes
• work of committees
• case studies - dealing with problems

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1 05 June 2020 09:00 - 15:00 Mercure Hatfield Oak Hotel Map

Code: GOV/20/2/A Clerks' network

These termly seminars include presentations covering a range of governance topics for both academies and schools.

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1 17 June 2020 17:30 - 20:00 Barnwell Upper School, Stevenage Map

Code: GOV/20/191/A Clerks' network

These termly seminars include presentations covering a range of governance topics for both academies and schools.

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1 22 June 2020 09:30 - 12:00 Mercure Hatfield Oak Hotel Map